NEDSS is a system of interoperable subsystems, components and systems modules.
Under the contract, SRA will support the development, deployment, and support of the NEDSS base system, including the development of best practices in implementing public health surveillance systems.
The Texas Department of State Health Services implemented NEDSS
in May 2004, and went into statewide operation in January 2005.
initiative provides a foundation for better managing current surveillance systems and for providing a rapid response to public health threats by providing a standardized system.
Guidance for fiscal year 2001 supplemental funds for epidemiology and laboratory capacity for infectious diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement [ELC supplement A- NEDSSS FY2001: New activities]: National electronic disease surveillance system (NEDSS
will attempt to address some of these concerns by taking an approach significantly different from that used in the past.
Rhapsody has helped us streamline and automate the process for messaging laboratory data into our disease surveillance system, increasing the accuracy of the data within that system as well as saving us money and a lot of time," said Doug Hamaker of the Texas Department of State Health Services, a beta site for the NEDSS
This project is an important extension of the NEDSS
Base System deployed by the CDC in 2003.
To encourage widespread adoption within the CDC's public health agencies, the NEDSS
initiative provides select sites and other monitoring agencies with process and technology, including Group 1's integrated geocoding software, at no initial cost to the agency.
By integrating SiteScape's industry-leading collaboration technology, we have a complete public health information system that will support NEDSS
requirements or integrate with current NEDSS
implementations and/or HAN solutions," said Bob Angelo, Metatomix president and CEO.
We've built a single, integrated Web application that enables everyone to have access to the same information simultaneously, while maintaining the levels of data security within PA NEDSS
and protecting the privacy of citizens.
Sierra Systems' engagement entails an analysis of the current DOH/BEHRA disease surveillance systems and associated business processes to assess their readiness to function as a node in the nationwide NEDSS